Citizens that have served our country in the military are deserving of, at the very least, recognition. To serve your country during perilous times is a great honor and a great sacrifice. The Oncenter War Memorial Arena is more than a place where the Syracuse Crunch play hockey, it is a living memorial to those that have served, and in some cases, those that have given their lives for our freedom. It is important to honor the individuals that have made the ultimate sacrifice.
With the arrival of warmer weather, I am looking forward to some potential stops along the way of my commute: garage sales.
Warm weather brings memories
Along the Lakeshore column from the May 8 edition of the Skaneateles Press.
Nature preservation areas are a public asset, but it wouldn't be hard for people to misuse the privilege of having access to this land.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
To the editor: I am a close neighbor of the proposed brewery on Route 13. My dog and I walk on the trails at Lorenzo and Fairchild Hill every morning and most afternoons. And while my morning view to the south will be a bit different once the brewery is built and the hops are growing, I am firmly convinced that this change will benefit the Cazenovia community.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
To the editor: The Cazenovia Academic Decathlon Team would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous support. Without the donations made, we would have never been able to go to Nationals in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The generosity and thoughtfulness of the community is both inspiring and greatly appreciated.
More than most civic groups, the Masons really respect and honor history. This weekend, the local lodge will celebrate some annals of its own. And as usual, the Masons will do it in style. The Liverpool-Syracuse Lodge No. 501 of Free & Accepted Masons will mark its 150th anniversary at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, by erecting a four-foot-tall obelisk monument in front of its building at 608 Oswego St., across from Johnson Park in the village. New York State Grand Master James Sullivan is expected to attend.
Now and again someone, a reader, will ask me, “Where do you get your ideas? How do you decide what to write about?” I have learned to respond, “Why, I don’t really know,” but my true response is “What do you mean?” translated as in, “I don’t understand, they are what I think about?” or “I just write down my thoughts. Anyone can do that.”
Small business owners throughout New York State recently made their way to Albany. Chief among their concerns again this year pertained to overreaching regulations and paperwork mandates, which add to the overall cost of doing business.
In 2011, the commissioner of the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur Mer, Normandy told us that we should have informed them that the students from Baldwinsville were coming with their 1,200 messages of gratitude so that they could have been welcomed properly. So, this time, we did just that.
Last month, my buddy Joe Romano gifted me with a quart of homemade maple syrup made from sap from old maple trees growing right here in the village. Actually, the syrup blends drippings from Liverpool silver maples and sugar maples down in DeRuyer, where Joe has a camp and a sugar shack. Anyhow, what you need to know is that the syrup’s sweet as sugar cane. A barely transparent chestnut brown, it pours evenly with consistency like soft honey. My pancakes never tasted so good! And it made me feel proud to know that this superlative confection comes from some of the same trees into which I’d carved my initials so many years ago.
Remembering Bill Gregory
Along the Lakeshore column: May 1 edition.
It is spring, finally, and there is plenty to comment upon, but I find one issue keeps jumping to the forefront. On a recent weekend when the weather was beautiful, I walked from the Highbridge Road end of the Village south towards the swan pond and back. I started thinking “It is time to update my Facebook photos;” since I did not have my camera with me, I walked with an eye to view what pictures I would want to take the next time I had my camera.
Now that spring has finally arrived it’s time to celebrate and we have just the tickets with a special appearance of Morris Dancers on May Day, craft programs of all kinds, prep courses for the SAT and summer job hunting and of course our annual Teen Photography Show.
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